Vomiting in children and babies
You should contact your GP if:
Go to your nearestaccident and emergency (A&E) department if your child is vomiting and develops sudden and severe tummy pain , or they're floppy, irritable or less responsive
Call 999 for an ambulance or go to your nearest A&E department immediately if they're vomiting and have a headache , stiff neck and a rash.
Read about some of the main causes of vomiting in children and babies. Find out how to look after your child while they're ill and when you should seek medical advice.
If your child vomits, you should keepa close eye on them. Trust your instincts and contact your GP immediately if you're worried. If the cause is just a tummy bug, your child should still be feeling
You should contact your GP if: your childis repeatedly vomiting andis unableto hold down fluids you thinkthey're dehydrated symptoms of dehydration can include a dry mouth, crying without producing
In most cases, you can treat your child safely at home. The most important thing you can do is make sure they keep drinking fluids to prevent dehydration. If your baby is vomiting, carry on breastfee
Theseinclude: gastroenteritis a food allergy or milk intolerance gastro-oesophageal reflux where stomachcontents escape backup the gullet too big a hole in the bottle teat, whichcauses your